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CMU Insights: Download a free white paper on the copyright safe harbour

By | Published on Thursday 11 March 2021

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CMU Insights last week teamed up with content and platform security firm Friend MTS to launch a new series of white papers on the legal and ethical responsibilities of digital companies. The first puts the spotlight on the copyright safe harbour.

Platform responsibility and online harms have become big talking points in recent years, of course. Debates continue between the copyright industries, the tech sector, free speech advocates and the political community. However, it’s clear that the regulation of online platforms is going to increase in the years ahead, and that the corporate reputation of digital companies is going to increasingly depend on well thought out and communicated policies in this domain.

The series of ‘Building Trust’ white papers aim to inform the debate, and to help everyone involved in those discussions to better navigate and understand the different arguments being put forward, and the legalities and legal reforms that impact on the responsibilities and liabilities of online platforms.

You can download the first white paper now for free. It provides a user-friendly introduction to the copyright safe harbour and the various controversies it has caused in recent years, including around takedown systems, repeat infringers, user-upload platforms and fair use. It then looks at actual and proposed reforms of safe harbour rules in the European Union, US and UK.

Download your copy from the Friend MTS blog here.